Niagara Falls – a spectacular natural wonder

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Since Niagara is less than an hour drive away from Hamilton, we visited Niagara Falls quite frequently during our college life at McMaster University. If you are a student looking for an amazing night life or a tourist looking for sightseeing, casinos and magic shows, Niagara Falls offers a complete package.

I still remember that one time when we decided to drive down to Niagara Falls at 3 am in the morning. We were studying for one of our final exams during my Mechanical Engineering and one of my friends suggested going for a drive. And somehow we ended up in Niagara Falls. There was absolutely no one else there. We had the entire falls to ourselves.

During winter months partially frozen Niagara Falls looks even more stunning. It looks like a snow covered white landscape straight out of a fairy-tale. I have had the privilege of witnessing this spectacular waterfall from both the Canadian side as well as the US side, and I must admit that the view from the Canadian side is much better.

If you get a chance to visit the falls during a sunny summer day, you might be able to see a perfect semi-circular rainbow over the falls caused by sunlight passing through the mist. One of the most popular activities to do at the falls is “Maid of the Mist” boat ride. These boats take tourists to the base of the falls and give them a rare opportunity to feel the mist and to enjoy a close-up view of the falls.

Shared by two countries, USA and Canada, the Niagara Falls is a spectacular natural wonder. This milky white waterfall is so huge that it has been awarded 6th place in the world’s largest waterfalls list. Water from Niagara Falls flows to the Lake Ontario making it the 14th largest lake of the World.

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